COVID-19 Resources for Teachers
The CIRCLE Family Activity Collection translates child development research into practice by providing a variety of hands-on activities that families can do at home. We hope you find the CIRCLE Family Activity Collection to be useful in providing fun, playful learning experiences for your children (birth up through age 5) during this unprecedented period at home. These activities can help you supplement resources shared by your child’s teacher, building on your family relationships to support learning.Creating a new normal for children during the uncertainties of COVID-19. A child psychologist at the Children’s Learning Institute explains what parents can do to maintain a sense of normalcy for their children during this time.
Providing support for parents, professionals, and schools who have or work with children with severe behaviors.
OUR MISSION is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.
Don't Just Survive...Thrive! Tips for Distance Learning in the Prekindergarten Classroom
In August 2020, the Early Childhood teams at Region 5 and Region 4 Education Services Centers met to discuss how to support our prekindergarten programs. In order to help prekindergarten teachers move from survival to thriving in our new instructional situation, we decided to create a document to guide teachers in overcoming two main challenges.
There is a need for resources that are equivalent to elementary and upper-grade classrooms readily available for prekindergarten. The suggestion is often made for prekindergarten to adapt resources that have been designed for the upper grades.
There is a need to incorporate Developmentally Appropriate Practices using technology tools in virtual and face-to-face prekindergarten classrooms. Technology tools are often used for children to sit and react to prompts in prekindergarten classrooms. For instance, teachers limit the use of technology tools to playing YouTube and Go Noodle songs, or for learning games.
This is our six page guidance for prekindergarten teachers.. Our goal is to provide guidance on designing and implementing face to face or virtual learning environments in which prekindergarten teachers, students and families thrive.
Poverty, violence, hunger, abuse, and an unstable world are causing chronic stress for our nation's kids. And that sad truth is that prolonged exposure to stress can damage the centers of the brain associated with learning, cause behavioral problems, and increase the cycle of violence. Nearly half of the children in the United States, or almost 35 million kids, have experienced "at least one or more types of serious childhood trauma," according to a survey by the National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH). As teachers are the adults who see students for the longest periods of time throughout the day, they play a critical role in recognizing the symptoms of trauma and treating it at the classroom level. After reading our brief synopsis on trauma, check out the tips below that are absolutely essential for anyone working with trauma. What is trauma? Trauma can be broken down into these eight categories, according to the work of Bonnie L. Green, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at...
The global response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has changed daily life in many ways for many people. Yet child development has not paused, and supporting children, families, and care providers of all kinds is as important as ever. In this guide, the Center on the Developing Child has gathered a number of resources and […]
This book is written for young children and elementary school training. It answers many questions that our children are asking. In addition, it has child friendly suggestions on what a child can do to feel safe and help in this situation.
This is from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. NAEYC.
NAEYC wants to support all who have been infected by COVID-19 and those whose lives have been disrupted by this pandemic. NAEYC is particularly concerned about the significant impacts this public health crisis is likely to have on our nation's child care and early learning programs, including educators, families, and children. NAEYC has compiled these online resources to provide information from NAEYC and a few national health and educational organizations.
This is a valuable list of resources for teachers and early childhood programs. Here is a list of the resources for early childhood programs and teachers.
Sample scripts for classroom educators for first day of school:
Parent presentation: Talking to our children about the pandemic (especially for younger children)
Brief Parent Informational Videos about the Pandemic: Tips on Talking to Your Kids About the Coronavirus-Convey Reassurance and Risk
Tips on Talking to Your Kids About the Coronavirus-Calm Amid the Financial Storm
Tips on Talking to Your Kids About the Coronavirus-Pre-existing Conditions
Why Your Kids Can’t Sleep, and How to Help